New York: Hodder and Stoughton. Edmund Dulac. Hardcover. Octavo [22.5 cm] Blue cloth covered boards with decorative gilt stamped titles and designs on the spine and front cover, and elaborately embossed designs on the front cover. Illustrated endsheets. Good. The edges of the spine and covers are gently bumped and rubbed. The spine is rolled. The top edge of the text block is just a little darkened. There is a former owner's bookplate on the front pastedown. The text block is cracked a couple of times. Tanned pages. Item #34096
Dulac was born in Toulouse, France. His artistic talent manifested itself early and drawings exist from his early teens. Many of these early efforts are watercolors, a medium he would prefer through most of his life. Dulac, though capable of pen and ink work, was foremost a painter and used the new technology's ability to reproduce exact tones to let the color hold the shape and define the object.